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  • Hello and Welcome!

    Hi, and thanks for visiting siLOVE Photography.

    Well, I truly believe a picture is worth a thousand words...and for that reason I dedicate myself and my name to helping capture a piece of history for my clients. I love love candid shots, they are the most natural...and documenting each expression is what I truly love to do. Each picture, each moment, each candid shot is something your family can truly remember for years to come. It's with great honor to work with the amazing clients I have. They truly help me grow as a person and as a
    professional. I am super thankful and blessed to do this.

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I'd love to create some unforgettable memories you can remember for a lifetime.

Aiden Turns 1: siLOVE Photography: Capturing Unforgettable Moments: Austin & San Antonio Child Photography

Oh this little guy stole my heart from the beginning. Sweet little Aiden and his amazing family really have been so much fun to work with over the past year. It really is so special for me when families allow me to be a part of capturing their little ones as they grow. Watching Aiden grow from a cuddly squishy little newborn into a heart stealing smiley one year old, has been such a blessing! The whole S Family is amazing, truly amazing. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you all:)

And well, along the way I ended up being pregnant too, and Alexis and her amazing family were so patient with my ever growing belly and then dealing with my mix of hot flashes and loopy moments (yup, kids steal your memory and your heart):)

So it was only fitting for me to return from maternity leave and capture Aiden’s 1 year session. It was great! I can seriously take his photo all day long with that ADORABLE smile of his. He smiles, I melt.

You’ll immediately join the club of falling in love with this little guy, just take a look…

 

SNOW DAY IN AUSTIN: siLOVE Photography-Austin Lifestyle Photographer-Child & Family Photographer

So my poor little blog needs some major love…but I thought today was a great day to post. We received a “speck” of snow…or really a nice patch of ice;) My husband being the amazing daddy that he is, “prepped” the snow for a snow man:)V was ready to go in her multi-patterned outfit, which means we go through all her clothes to find warm clothes that will be “snow friendly” and well that usually means whatever we find…we wear:)

Anyways, it was a great morning…not only because Daddy made pancakes and didn’t have to go to work immediately, and we were able to play outside in our little patch of snow:)

Here’s some photos capturing our morning (and yes I know it’s only 9:20am, but we have a toddler and a pup, which means we wake up REALLY early).:)

HOLIDAY CELEBRATE GIVEAWAY!

AND THE WINNER IS…

Melissa Gallegos!!!!

There is a chance for you to win a holiday session!!! How??? Just share this post and write a comment below “I shared the holiday spirit”, and your name will automatically be placed into the raffle!

The drawing will take place July 15th! Name will be published on the silovephotography.com post!

*FACEBOOK IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THIS GIVEAWAY

July 9, 2013 - 9:20 am

Laura bailey - A holiday shoot would be great!

July 9, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Michelle Ullman - I shared!

July 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Ariel Carmona - I Shared the Holiday Spirit!

July 9, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Michelle Quintanilla - I shared the holiday spirit

July 9, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Misty Torres - I shared the holiday spirit!!

July 9, 2013 - 6:17 pm

alison bilanin - I definitely want to do the holiday session!!! Do you want me to go ahead and pay? Thanks!

Alison

July 15, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Melissa Gallegos - I shared the holiday spirit! lol

July 16, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Becca King - I shared the holiday spirit! You have so many amazing giveaways!

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Aileen’s Maternity Sunset Session: siLOVE Photography-Lifestyle Photographer

And breathe…this week has been a reminder that sometimes my body/immune system is trying to catch up with my busy schedule, but I was so thrilled to share these photos (and would’ve earlier if my body would have allowed it).

I had such a great time Aileen, Si, and little Simon during Aileen’s maternity session. We had a great view of the city and a field full of bluebonnets. It was great being able to hang out with this beautiful family, not only because they rock but also because it’s amazing to see them add to their family with another little cutie like Simon.

Doesn’t Aileen look gorgeous!? Man oh man I wish I looked this great pregnant! I’m so looking forward to meeting their little one soon!

April 28, 2013 - 11:26 am

Buky - These pictures are gorgeous! Where is this located?

April 28, 2013 - 7:31 pm

celina - Thank you! These are a sweet little spot in Austin :)

August 12, 2013 - 7:29 am

Hazel & Alex - Aileen and Si are wonderful friends of ours! We had the opportunity of photographing their wedding back in 2007. I want to thank you for such a beautiful session you did of them and family. Great photos, expressions and moments that will be shared for a lifetime.

Ode to Maternity, Beauty of a Baby Bump: siLOVE Photography-Child & Lifestyle Photographer

I don’t know what it is, it may be the upcoming maternity sessions that will be happening in the next few weeks or maybe because I have a bit of baby fever…haha! Either way, I was looking back at all the beautiful mommas I’ve had the pleasure of photographing and all I can say is wow! There’s just this beautiful light a momma shines when she is expecting. I wish we carried that light afterwards too! I LOVE maternity sessions for that reason. My clients will tell me that they don’t look good, that they are huge, that nothing fits, but listen here beauties…you look gorgeous! Here’s a little look at what I mean…

Love Ever After: siLOVE Photography-Lifestyle Photographer

It’s 12:10am and I’m still up…it seems like I’m not the only one. Mother Nature is making her rounds here in Texas. The rain sounds so nice hitting the windows outside my office…I would think it would put me into sleep mode, but for some reason it reminds me to take a step back and be thankful. For me, rain has always been a positive sign…a sign of new beginnings. The smell of fresh rain hitting the dirt is almost heavenly for me and VERY nostalgic of the times I was at my Grandma’s house in West Texas. There was just something about desert rain and dirt…almost like you could taste it.

Ok so any who… I am rambling…again. I’m pretty good about that.

So where was I going with this post…well I sometimes have to step back and just remember what keeps my going, what makes me motivated, and what makes this heart of mine swell with so much love. I took some photos of my daughter while she was playing outside and yup that did it. I saw her standing on our deck in her super cute and FAVORITE obsession of a dress and her rain boots and I was reminded of how blessed I am. She reminds me of how God is so very present in my life and always teaching me about the world around us. In her eyes and in the way she approaches things, it’s almost like I am seeing them for the first time. There’s such a level of appreciation and hope in all that she says and does. I see her bring out the best in me and my hubby…which is amazing how a little human being can do that. She can make all the bad in life almost disappear. It’s almost magical .

Anyways, I’ll stop my rant and just show you some of the pics I captured. The last two are of my hubby just enjoying the beautiful Texas night and just sharing some moments.

Wishing you all love and life. Big hugs!  -C-

 

 

Memory Mondays-Fun times not forgotten!:siLOVE Photography-Austin Lifestyle Child Photography

 

Ok so I find myself looking at past sessions and just falling in love all over with the sessions and remembering how awesome my clients are! Some photos are just remembering priceless moments I’ve experience with friends and family…either way…they are moments that are close to my heart. I put my heart into every photo I have…so every Monday, you’ll not only experience some of my photos, but a little bit of who I am:)

So I wanted to share, or really re-share some of my favorites and just give some love and gratitude to my past sessions or just moments I’ve captured. You can only grow from remembering where you came from right? Some may have been a year old or just a few months, they have just been posted on my Facebook and not on my site…either way, they will be seen and adored by me once again! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves on this Monday. I am trying to rebuild my immune system, for some reason my body doesn’t like non stop activity and a crazy Momma lifestyle sometimes…thank God for Vitamin C, coconut water, a playful toddler and clean eating because I think I might just end up merging with my bed and never leaving…hahah!

Happy Memory Monday everyone!

I couldn’t help myself…my daughter is in the middle of some of the coolest little friends she has…I love these little ones!

 

She is IN LOVE with flowers…

My daughter and her BFF…

Giveaway—PIN it 2 WIN it! siLOVE Photography: Lifestyle Photography

It’s that time again!  It’s siLOVE Photography giveaway time!

OK so I am a self diagnosed Pinterest addict. Yup…I said it. It’s a wonderland of great quotes, from tips on how to make my face look like a model to winning Momma of the year (OK maybe not that one), but either way…it’s SUPER! So I wanted to share my love with you all.

So what do you win?

A FULL siLOVE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION (worth $350), which includes:

  • Customized and styled 1 hour on-location session
  • 60 digital images on a CD or branded jump drive
  • Password protected online gallery
  • Printing option with affordable  prices from quality printers
  • THE ADDITIONAL PLUS—A PHOTO BOOK!

so how do you win?

So here’s the deal…

  1. Find your favorite photo on my site
  2. Hit the button below the post and pin the photo you like most, and on the caption for the pin, write “@siLOVE Photography”.
  3. Then comment below this post telling me you completed the task.
  4. I’ll check the entries since I’ll be tagged
  5. THE MORE PHOTOS YOU PIN, THE MORE ENTRIES YOU RECEIVE …alright!!!!
  6. All names will be entered in the raffle to win the prize. The giveaway contest ends tomorrow at 5pm!

 

Good luck and looking forward to a great giveaway!!!! Big hugs and lots of love!

Celina

 

AND THE WINNER IS ALYSSA G! Congrats and I look forward to booking your session:)

March 14, 2013 - 10:41 am

Liz - Never used pinterest before, I think I’ve completed the task. :)

March 14, 2013 - 10:50 am

Alyssa - Yay!! I love Pinterest! I just pinned a bunch of your photos! I love your photography! I’d probably pin more if they were some of the ones you took of my son and I! ;-)

March 14, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Misty - Agggghhhh!! You have way too many beautiful pics that I love, my fingers started hurting : )

March 14, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Dominique - Completed the Task :) I couldn’t decide between two so I pinned both :) Your photography is amazing & would love you to have a photoshoot of my son through you!!! He’s such a cheeser haha :)

March 14, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Becca King - I could spend way too much time looking at other people’s photos and playing on pinterest. I am glad this constest ends quickly! I just created a whole board for you and pinned lots of pics – I seem to like the ones where the people are walking away – not sure what that means!

March 14, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Misty - I pinned…a bunch of pics!! I left a comment earlier but I dont know what happened to it : (

March 15, 2013 - 8:26 am

alicia - ok, i think it did it. baby pics= adorable!!

March 15, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Michelle Quintanilla - I have been resisting Pinterest bc I hear how addicting it can be but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity! I completed the task! I am now a bigger fan than before! I absolutely adore the baby pics! Fingers crossed!

Mermaids and Seashells: siLOVE Photography-Lifestyle & Child Photographer

My little mermaid finally found her way to the great blue sea, and it was such a treat! We recently got back from a fantastic trip to San Diego with Mom. It was everything we all needed…especially the time together. I can’t thank my Mom for giving us such a great trip. It was a vision of smiles, playfulness, and just pure joy. We went to Legoland, the zoo, we rode the Coaster, and we hit the beach. See what I haven’t told you is that San Diego is really close to our hearts, in more ways than one. We have shared so many priceless memories out there. I remember as a little girl we would boogie board, body surf, ride our roller blades, and just stay under the sun until it finally decided to set. I’ve had so many moments from my childhood and onto my adulthood that make San Diego home away from home. My hubby and I married off La Jolla Cove, which was absolutely perfect.

The beauty of San Diego and the smell of the ocean even provided such a great place for me during the birth of my daughter. See what I haven’t shared (for obvious reasons), is that I had a natural child birth and my wonderful friend and doula Sasha gave me this passage that told me to create a place that I can envision during my labor and delivery. TRUST ME…you want to go somewhere nice and serene during those moments before seeing your beautiful baby. Thankfully everything went beautifully and what got me through it was my vision of seeing my little girl  (who I hadn’t met just yet) wearing a red polka dot bathing suite and a matching hat. I saw her being around 9 months old and just playing with the sand while overlooking the Pacific. Pretty great right? I think so too.

Well I didn’t necessarily get the chance to photograph that moment, even though I really hoped I could. Things happen for a reason, and I believe the reason was for this very moment. I had to wait until my daughter was this age. It may have been too cold for a bathing suit, but her cute pink hoodie and her little leggings (she kind of reminded me of a flamingo) was just as great as seeing her in that bathing suit. The smile on her face running too and away from the water was priceless. Watching my Mom run after her and swing her around was everything I had hoped for. It was magical.

What can I say, I feel incredibly blessed. I tell myself that NO one can ever change my mind about one thing…it is absolutely possible for your heart to live outside of your body (sure it sounds goofy), but my daughter is proof that it can. I think most parents can agree:)

On another note, I was also really grateful to visit with my cousin and his amazing family. We grew up together and now seeing our kids playing together on the same beaches we did as kids really is a moment of greatness.

With that said…here are a few pics of my little mermaid/flamingo/tiny heart of mine. (I have so many more that I want to share, but still have to edit)

 

Some Instagram photos:

This little fashionista is always cracking me up…

One of my favorite photos of all time. What can I say, but that it gives my heart so much joy! My mom and my sweet girl having so much fun…